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MPG? on a 1995 2500 with 454?

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    MPG? on a 1995 2500 with 454?


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    like is says i am looking for a new truck what would i expect to get out of a 1995 3/4 ton extended cab with a 454 ?

    10-12?
    looking for a 96-98 under $8,000 in good shape

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    bad. It all depends on how you drive it ,the tranny and what rear end your truck has.
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    454 mpg

    My 1992 454 gets better mileage than my old 1971 350. However, it generally depends on how you drive it, the traffic, and topography of your area. I really like my 1992, but if I were looking for a newer used truck I would opt for a 1996 or newer in order to get the vortex engine. The vortex has a lot of goodies built in for better power and mileage. On the older ones you will have to improve the air intake and exhaust systems in order to get decent power in the rpm range to do any good.
    DickW- 1992Silverado K2500HD 454 CI, 4:10, ext. cab longbox. 1997 Sunneybrook 27RFKS 5ver. Also have installed a Banks Power Pack System on the 454 which really makes it perform as a 454 should. Used to own a 1971 C20 chev 350CI.

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    Have you looked at a 454 SS? They are a little pricey but for what your getting its probably worth it and the mpg would probably be alot better too.

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    The best mpg I've ever heard of someone gettting with a 454 in a truck is 12-14mpg. that was in a 454ss with granny driving. Most people I've heard of get 8-10mpg with the 454 and regular driving. Oh, and towing will be even worse. I would never get a big block now that gas prices are so high. Go with a diesel. They have more power and better milage. If I was looking at a 2500 or bigger, it would be diesel all the way. even if it wasn't a chevy.

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    no the 454ss's got like 10-12 about the same ,they where acually 3/4 ton trucks ,with 1500 badges.and 5 lug wheels
    hoss ...you anit gonna belive this.... ,but that crazy sucker just tried to drive right underneith my truck ......

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    My uncle had an 88 - 2500 with thwe 454 (I think it was a transplant). Anyway he avg 8 miles per gallon.

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    Originally posted by ah2000ie
    My uncle had an 88 - 2500 with thwe 454 (I think it was a transplant). Anyway he avg 8 miles per gallon.
    Some of those old carbed 454's did poorly on gas. It is a shame that GM did not bring back the old 396 based on the bigblock. That was one "BAD" motor in its day. I know, I had one and it had the torque of a big block yet it would wind to 6500rpm or so with good power without destroying itself..

 

 

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